School renovation project commences in Hau Giang

HCMC - Saigon Children's Charity and its partners broke ground on a renovation project for a remote primary school in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on October 6, aimed at providing over 90 schoolchildren with a cleaner, safer and more comfortable learning environment.

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The students of Kim Dong Primary School receive new shoes at the groundbreaking ceremony of the school renovation project – PHOTO: COURTESY OF SAIGON CHILDREN'S CHARITY

The project will comprise one new classroom, one toilet block and one playground, with a total area of 357 square meters for the Hoa Long B satellite site of Kim Dong Primary School in Kinh Cung Hamlet, Phung Hiep District.

The renovation is scheduled for completion early next year.

The Hoa Long B satellite site of the school currently has four classrooms, three of which are for primary classes and one for the kindergarten level.

The classrooms were built in 1996 with basic structures and materials and for almost 25 years, the classrooms’ structures have been deteriorating. The condition gets even worse during the rainy season since the rusted roof leaks and is noisy, negatively affecting the learning environment.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, a total of 300 pairs of shoes were presented to all the students from different sites of the Kim Dong Primary School.

Located over 270 kilometers away from HCMC, Phung Hiep is one of the poorest districts in a province where 11% of the total number of households are classified as poor.

A study conducted by the Ministry of Education and Training showed that less than 50% of primary schools in Hau Giang were built with proper concrete structures. Without stable foundations and a safe environment for learning, the safety of students is at risk.